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Forum: General Interest 02-10-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,737
Posted By ndutton
Have you established a not-to-exceed budget for...

Have you established a not-to-exceed budget for this project yet?
Forum: Fuel System 02-10-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By ndutton
Sounds to me like you found another problem which...

Sounds to me like you found another problem which has nothing to do with the original problem of a stuck mixture screw.
Forum: General Maintenance 02-03-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By ndutton
Pressure test of the water jacket eliminates the...

Pressure test of the water jacket eliminates the guessing or wonder.
Forum: General Interest 02-02-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,832
Posted By ndutton
A significant meteor crashed into Cuba yesterday...

A significant meteor crashed into Cuba yesterday on a North to South trajectory. Reports said it was visible from the Keys in the western sky, big smoke trail.
Forum: General Interest 02-01-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,832
Posted By ndutton
Did you see the meteor today?

Did you see the meteor today?
Forum: General Interest 01-31-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,832
Posted By ndutton
Maybe everybody knows about it but I recommend...

Maybe everybody knows about it but I recommend the No Name Pub on Big Pine Key (a few miles down the road, maybe you're headed there?), cool place. Look for my dollar bill on the far left side way...
Forum: Exhaust System 01-30-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By ndutton
Part of the smoke problem may be the orientation...

Part of the smoke problem may be the orientation of the backfire flame arrester. However, if there is budget for a Moyer rebuilt, you can't go wrong.
Forum: Exhaust System 01-29-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By ndutton
The Catalina 30 (over 7000 boats built) exhaust...

The Catalina 30 (over 7000 boats built) exhaust system is close to being a compromise of the drawing with the high point about mid way between Joe's red and green lines. During my recent exhaust...
Forum: Exhaust System 01-25-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,780
Posted By ndutton
Yeah, it's stinking up the joint right now but we...

Yeah, it's stinking up the joint right now but we will see if it cooks off after a decent run. On the other hand, as long as things were opened up I also did some repainting in the area including a...
Forum: Exhaust System 01-25-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,780
Posted By ndutton
Finished

The new stainless hot pipe is installed and working. The project was not without drama however. Removal of the old pipe uncovered coolant inside the dry exhaust path of the manifold so that...
Forum: Exhaust System 01-25-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By ndutton
If you put the high point in the exhaust hose as...

If you put the high point in the exhaust hose as soon after the waterlift as possible you will minimize the backwash into the waterlift when turning the engine off.

I'd be interested in learning...
Forum: Reversing Gear 01-23-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By ndutton
I knew a guy 45 years ago who had a downwind slip...

I knew a guy 45 years ago who had a downwind slip in Newport Harbor and no engine, a real handful coming and going. On his way in he would drop a stern hook and use it as a brake, left it there when...
Forum: Reversing Gear 01-23-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By ndutton
A technique I learned with my previous full keel...

A technique I learned with my previous full keel boat was to give her a burst of power in reverse to get her moving, then take her out of gear and let her coast. Steering is much more responsive...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-20-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By ndutton
It depends on the rating of the fuel hose. When...

It depends on the rating of the fuel hose. When I relocated my oil pressure senders/switches off the engine to a bulkhead I used hydraulic hose, 300 psi rated available at NAPA. Be sure to use a...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-19-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By ndutton
Some of the things that can result in low oil...

Some of the things that can result in low oil pressure:

Worn rod, cam and main bearings.
Oil pressure regulating valve, poor seat condition.
Worn or failed oil pump.
Clogged pickup screen...
Forum: Ericson 01-16-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,145
Posted By ndutton
I'd like to know more about the conditions. A...

I'd like to know more about the conditions. A quick bit of research showed a maximum wind strength in your area for 1/12/19 @22MPH. What were the water conditions (wind chop, swell, etc.). At...
Forum: Fuel System 01-15-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By ndutton
I could be wrong, been wrong before but this...

I could be wrong, been wrong before but this suggests to me a carburetor that has not enjoyed regular cleaning/rebuilding/maintenance.
Forum: General Interest 01-13-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,832
Posted By ndutton
Where do you tie up in Key West? I visited there...

Where do you tie up in Key West? I visited there a couple of years ago with my daughter, took a touristy snorkeling trip during our stay. As I recall there is some awfully skinny water approaching...
Forum: General Interest 01-12-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By ndutton
Please provide pictures of the carburetor,...

Please provide pictures of the carburetor, specifically of the throttle cable attachment. That should resolve any written description problems. Pictures of the cable connection at the cockpit...
Forum: Cooling System 01-10-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,303
Posted By ndutton
AFTER shutting down?? You have the ignition on...

AFTER shutting down?? You have the ignition on without the engine running for 5 minutes (presumably to run the electric coolant pump)?

Lord have mercy!
Forum: General Maintenance 01-10-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By ndutton
What Jack said. The cable is not serviceable,...

What Jack said. The cable is not serviceable, must be replaced.
Forum: Exhaust System 01-09-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,780
Posted By ndutton
Do it right, cry once . . .

Do it right, cry once . . .
Forum: Exhaust System 01-07-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,780
Posted By ndutton
Before it fails altogether

Well, that picture gave me the willies. I hadn't made a visual check on the hot pipe for a long time, just grabbed it and gave it a shake once a year. As long as it was still solid I rationalized...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-05-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By ndutton
Here is the extractor I have, works great. It...

Here is the extractor I have, works great. It comes with a variety of suction tubes in different diameters.
...
Forum: Cooling System 01-04-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By ndutton
If it's a stainless water jacket side plate you...

If it's a stainless water jacket side plate you want, call Ken in parts to see if they have one on the shelf. Moyer Marine used to offer a stainless side plate but I couldn't find it in their...
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